Column: Detroit's gaming interests oppose gaming (March 7, 2008)

"To say "Port Huron kicked the big dogs" pretty much depicts the city's recent performance in Washington, D.C.'s halls of power. Port Huron's $500 million Thomas Edison Casino Project, House Bill 2176, was overwhelmingly approved in the U.S. House of...

California lawmakers oppose Class II regulations (March 7, 2008)

A group of California lawmakers is asking the National Indian Gaming Commission to hold off on its Class II regulations. The 22 lawmakers say the NIGC has no role in regulating Class II games like bingo. They say tribes should...

Unions oppose Connecticut casino smoking ban (March 7, 2008)

The New London-Norwich Building and Construction Trades Council is opposing a bill that would ban smoking at tribal casinos in Connecticut. The unions, which represent 15,000 construction works, say the ban would damage their relationships with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal...

Quapaw Tribe to hire up to 1,200 for casino (March 7, 2008)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is planning to hire 1,200 people for its $300 million Downstream Casino Resort. The tribe has set up kiosks at a mall in Joplin, Kansas, to take job applications. Between 800 to 900 people...

Ponca Tribe seeks to improve roads for casino (March 7, 2008)

The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma is seeking to improve roads leading to its proposed $60 million casino. The tribe met with officials in Cowley County last week to discuss improvements to at least four roads. The project could cost...

Lawmaker cites hurdles facing Mashpee casino (March 7, 2008)

A Massachusetts state lawmakers says the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces many hurdles in its casino quest. Rep. Daniel Bosley, a Democrat, opposes gaming. He says Gov. Deval Patrick (D) and Patrick's supporters are wrong to call a Mashpee casino...

Mohawk Chief: BIA runs roughshod over tribes (March 7, 2008)

"Last week, in Washington, D.C., I testified before the House Natural Resources Committee at the oversight hearings held on the Interior Department's recently released ''guidance'' on taking land into trust for tribes and its broad ramifications. The St. Regis...